Here at Charlottesville Wine & Country, we believe that Charlottesville Loves, not hates. That is why, in light of recent events on our beloved Downtown Mall, we urge you to visit the locally-owned businesses on the Mall who have struggled financially in the wake of these events.
We will be donating 100% of net proceeds from the sale of our “Charlottesville Loves” bags to the Heal Charlottesville Fund, established by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. Please support this and other local efforts and campaigns to not only move our community forward, but most importantly, help our Downtown Mall thrive.
You can find the “Charlottesville Loves” bag locally at the following locations:
Last night, Charlottesville Wine & Country Living celebrated the release of Book Five at Red Pump Kitchen on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. Red Pump Kitchen, an amazing Mediterranean restaurant and bar, provided a chic bistro-setting for the occasion.
While guests talked and mingled around the space, Red Pump Kitchen served delicious hors d’oeuvres such as gourmet pizza from their locally-sourced menu. Guests also enjoyed the restaurant’s international, national and local wines.
The brand new Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, Book Five, explores all things Wine & Country, from a romantic Barboursville Vineyards proposal to a story on Virginia grown oysters. Pick up a copy at locations throughout town!
***THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO THE SPRING. PLEASE CHECK BACK AGAIN!***
Join Charlottesville Wine & Country for an elegant farm-to-table dinner celebrating the bountiful 2017 harvest in Jefferson’s Virginia. The dinner will be held at the beautiful Veritas Vineyard & Winery on Thursday, November 16. The cocktail hour begins at 6pm in the Tasting Room with hors d’oevres, live music and the exclusive Wine & Country Taste of Gold Competition whereby guests are invited to taste and vote for their favorite Petit Verdot amongst the 2017 Governor’s Cup Gold Medal winners within the Monticello AVA. The Gold Medal wines featured are from Jefferson Vineyards, King Family Vineyards, Valley Road Vineyards and Veritas Vineyard & Winery.
Following the tasting competition, guests will be treated to a spectacular autumnal feast at candlelit farm tables, with an introduction of each amazing course and wine pairing by Award-winning Winemaker Emily Pelton. Pelton will be sharing her knowledge and insights with us throughout this special evening, giving guests a truly memorable experience. Pelton will pair the Petit Verdot, Viognier, Harlequin Chardonnay and Kenmar with the feast.
Veritas’ specialty white wine, Viognier, is a pale gold color with aromas of ripe peach, apricots and orange zest for a mouthfeel with a long finish. This Virginia favorite emphasizes the “unique aromatic complexity of the grape.” The Harlequin Chardonnay, which is aged for six months in new French and American oak, is a soft, yellow-gold varietal that exudes notes of lemon curd, ripe honeydew melon and golden delicious apples for a long finish. Deep purple in color, the Petit Verdot is a deliciously aromatic wine with notes of violets and dark fruit. Flavors of blackberry, plum, mulberry and molasses complement a mouthfeel luxurious in tannic structure. The Kenmar, a wine of aromatic intensity, exudes flavors of exotic fruit, mango, honey and pineapple, countering the sweetness of a traditional dessert wine. The scents of fragrant roses and floral spice complete this wine.
The delectable four-course meal of finely prepared foods by the talented Executive Chef Joel Walding will showcase our region’s diverse abundance of produce inspired by the seasonal harvest (menu below). Thoughtfully paired, each dish will be brought to its most flavorful taste by its delicious Veritas Vineyard & Winery companion.
We hope you will join us for this celebration of the harvest and we invite you to experience Wine & Country Living.
*You must be 21 or older to attend. Event will proceed rain or shine. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Refunds will be issued only if the event is canceled.
Use the discount code “wineandcountry” for $25 off when you purchase two or more tickets! This offer expires at noon on Monday, November 13, 2017.